Gordon Campbell | Parliament TV | Parliament Today | Video | Questions Of the Day | Search


ACT Will Fight Compulsory Unionism

“ACT has today launched our “Reject Compulsory Unionism” petition, which fights back against Labour’s reckless industrial relations law changes,” says ACT Leader David Seymour.

“The so-called “Fair Pay Agreements” are nothing more than compulsory unionism. They’re undemocratic, will be a wrecking ball on the economy, and don’t solve any identified problem.

“Union organisers make up almost 30 percent of Labour’s caucus but just 0.026 percent of the general population.

“New Zealanders have voted against unions with their membership which have gone from 70 percent to 20 percent over the past 30 years.

“Why should the rest of New Zealand have unionism forced on them because of Labour’s blind ideology?

ACT will fight these agreements. They’re a relic of the 1970s which have been dusted off purely to help Labour’s union mates. They will do nothing to advance hardworking middle New Zealanders.

“ACT will repeal this policy. You can help us send Labour a message by signing our petition.”

A link to the petition can be found here.

© Scoop Media

Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell: On The America’s Cup, Critical Race Theory And A New, Weekly Music Playlist

So… Why don’t they just cut to the chase, and call it the Emirates Cup? As this column predicted several months ago, the next America’s Cup challenge is headed overseas. Here’s what Werewolf said back in March:
Emirates has made a major commitment to Portsmouth/Isle of Wight as a sailing centre of excellence – and voila, that’s where the next challenger of record is coming from, and where the next Cup contest could well be sailed. Such incredible luck for Emirates, right..? More>>


Marine: Wider Roll-out Of Cameras On Boats To Support Sustainability And Protect Marine Life

Up to 300 inshore commercial fishing vessels will be fitted with on-board cameras by 2024 as part of the Government’s commitment to protect the natural marine environment for future generations... More>>


Government: Plan For Vaccine Rollout For General Population Announced

New Zealanders over 60 will be offered a vaccination from July 28 and those over 55 from August 11, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced today... More>>


Jewish Council: New Zealand Not Immune From Rise In Antisemitism

The representative body of New Zealand Jewry, the NZ Jewish Council (NZJC), has expressed concern about the high number of antisemitic incidents in New Zealand recorded last month. Spokesperson for the NZJC, Juliet Moses, said... More>>

NZNO: Nurses Reject DHB Offer And Confirm Strike Action

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation says its 30,000 members who work in DHBs have voted overwhelmingly to reject a second offer in their current round of multi-employer collective agreement (MECA) negotiations... More>>





InfoPages News Channels